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Posts Tagged: Disclosure

Here’s A Good Idea

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Iveta RadičováSlovakia’s new prime minister, Iveta Radičová, has ordered all proposed state contracts to be posted online to increase transparency and reduce corruption.

Radičová, 54, became prime minister last month as head of a four-party coalition.… Continue Reading

A House Divided

The battle at China North East Petroleum is about the FCPA and whether the company bribed Chinese officials. The escalating fight led to the loud exit two weeks ago of an American director who chaired the board’s audit committee.… Continue Reading

Disclosing Compliance

Smith and Wesson, the most prominent company implicated in the Shot-Show prosecutions, disclosed last week that it’s being investigated by the DOJ and SEC for FCPA violations. The company said it has already spent $3.2 million in connection with the case.… Continue Reading

Why So Many Words?

Parker Drilling is one of the dozen or so oil and gas-related companies dragged into FCPA compliance problems by Panalpina, the Swiss logistics firm that allegedly bribed overseas customs and licensing officials on behalf of its clients.Continue Reading

Pressure Points Of Enforcement

Defense lawyer George Terwilliger: The DOJ will put indirect pressure on corporations to encourage compliance. At last week’s annual meeting of the National Institute on White Collar Crime, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer warned corporate executives and directors to expect tougher and more innovative Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement.… Continue Reading

Magyar’s Magnum Opus

We liked it. All 1,162 words. Magyar Telekom’s SEC disclosure last week about its internal investigation into fraudulent contracting practices could have been short and bland and very ordinary. A typical corporate blank wall.… Continue Reading

Measuring Compliance

After a public company finds evidence of illegal payments overseas, there are decisions to make. Should the board launch an internal investigation? Should the company self-report its findings to the DOJ and SEC?… Continue Reading

Why Comply?

The potential consequences of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violation for an individual are easy to explain and understand. Personal tragedies result from the losses of freedom, jobs and reputations, and there’s often financial ruin and damage to families.… Continue Reading

Faro Discloses Expected FCPA Resolution

Faro Technologies, Inc.’s third quarter disclosure describes a not-yet-effective deferred or non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In March 2006, Florida-based Faro — which designs, develops, and markets software and portable, computerized measurement devices — self-disclosed to prosecutors potential violations in China of the U.S.… Continue Reading

One Law,Two Parts

The question comes from Pune, India: Can a payment that is not a bribe – such as a facilitating payment – be the basis for a criminal violation of the U.S.… Continue Reading